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Mesa County Public Health has been made aware of a recall involving frozen strawberries that could have been sold in Mesa County. The Food and Drug Administration is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A infections that could be linked to the product. This product is likely no longer on the shelves at grocery stores or being used in restaurants.
WHAT CONSUMERS SHOULD DO
- Check your freezer for any of the products.
- If you have the recalled frozen strawberries, do not eat them. Throw them out right away.
- If you have consumed these specific frozen strawberries in the last two weeks, call your doctor right away.
PRODUCTS BEING RECALLED
- Great Value Mixed Fruit 4-lb. bags sold at Walmart.
- Great Value Sliced Strawberries 4-lb. bags sold at Walmart.
- Great Value Antioxidant Fruit Blend 2-lb. bags sold at Walmart.
- Radar Farms Organic Fresh Start Smoothie Blend 48-oz. bags sold at Costco.
- Wawona brand Organic DayBreak Blend 4-lb. bags sold at Costco.
- For a full list of products, go to the FDA’s website.
HEPATITIS A BACKGROUND
- Hepatitis A is a highly contagious, short term liver infection that can result from eating or drinking contaminated food or water.
- Symptoms of a hepatitis A infection include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), dark urine, diarrhea, and clay-like stools.
- The symptoms can begin 15 to 50 days after eating or drinking the contaminated items.
- Most people do not begin experiencing symptoms until 30 days after they ate contaminated food or drank contaminated water.
- Many people with hepatitis A do not have symptoms and do not know they are infected.
- For additional information about the recalled frozen strawberries, go to the FDA’s website.
PICTURES OF RECALLED PRODUCTS